Category Archives: Discover Dorset

Discover Dorset: Poundbury

Poundbury is an experimental new town or urban extension on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset, England. It was initiated by architect Léon Krier with the keen endorsement of Charles, Prince of Wales, on whose land it is built. It’s design is based on traditional architecture and New Urbanist philosophy. Is houses a population of approximately […]

Kayaking on the Jurassic coast

The Jurassic coast is completely unique. It’s a 95 mile stretch of coastline running from East Devon to Dorset, Where rocks and fossils reveal 185 million years of history. Along the coastline there is plenty of unusual rock formations and dramatic cliffs tower above the sea. These stunning views can be seen even better from […]

The Great Globe

The Great Globe at Swanage is one of the largest stone spheres in the world and stands at Durlston Castle within Durlston Country Park, a 280-acre country park and nature reserve. It is constructed of Portland stone, weighs about 40 tonnes and is 3 metres (10 ft) in diameter.  South of Durlston Castle within the Estate grounds is the Great Globe. Constructed in Greenwich in 1887 in Mowlem‘s […]